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Freeground Cemetery

The Ancram Freeground Cemetery, sometimes referred to on maps and the internet as the Ancram Old Cemetery, was established at the very end of the 18th Century... read more

Public Notices

Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards…  read more

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be…  read more

Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide…  read more

Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.

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Town of Ancram - Home Page

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Current Issues:

1. Town of Ancram Public Notice: The Ancram Town Board will hold a public hearing on November 16, 2017 at 6.45 pm at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7 to solicit public comments on the proposed 2018 final budget.
Click here to view the proposed 2018 Final Budget.
Click here to view a summary of the proposed 2018 Final Budget.

2. Town Board Meeting: Click here for background materials for the current Town Board meeting.

Important Information:

1. 2017 Adopted Budget: The Ancram Town Board adopted the 2017 Budget at the November 17, 2016 Town Board meeting. The Town property tax levy was reduced by 2% ($16,000) to $775,550. This is the seventh consecutive year of a declining property tax levy. Click here for the 2017 Adopted Budget, the Exemption Report and a Summary of the 2017 Adopted Budget.

2. 2017 Organizational Resolutions: Click here for the 2017 Organizational Resolutions.

3. Assessments and Taxes: Click here for the current Property Tax Assessment Roll, Property Tax Bills & Payment Status.

4. Applications:
Click here for a Dog License application.
Click here for a Part Time Resident Dog Registration form.
Click here for Ancram Building Permit application.

5. Budgets:
2016 Adopted Budget: Click here for the Final 2016 Budget.
Key Assumptions: Click here for 2016 Budget assumptions.

Click here for Ancram Budgets from previous years.

6. Board Meetings: Click here for background materials for previous Town Board meetings.

7. Building Permits: Click here for Everything You Wanted to Know About Building Permits.

8. Community Directory: Click here for the Ancram Community Directory.

9. Comprehensive Plan: Click here for the Comprehensive Plan, Supporting Documents & Maps.

10. Fees: Click here for town fees.

11. Heritage Resources Plan: Click here for Heritage Resources Plan.

12. Highway Department: Click here to view Highway Department's Facebook page for department news, pending weather alerts and road conditions.

13. Ancram Historic District: Click here for a list of the properties in the Historic District and information about tax credits available for work done on properties in the Historic District. For information about tax credit opportunities for properties in historic districts go to:

14. Adopted Local Laws: Click here for a copy of Local Law #2 (Highway Construction Standards) and Local Law #3 (Land Subdivision Regulations) which were adopted by the Ancram Town Board at its June 15, 2017 Town Board meeting, and a memo from ZRC Chair Hugh Clark outlining the background behind these two adopted local laws and a summary of their key provisions.

15. Laws: Click here for Town Laws.

16. Library Tax: Click here for the 414 Library Tax Disclosure Law.

17. Manuals, policies and procedures: Click here for town manuals, policies and procedures.

18. Natural Resources Plan: Click here for the Final Ancram Natural Resource Conservation Plan.

19. Newsletters: Click here for the Town Newsletters.

20. Right to Farm Law: Click here for a copy of the Right to Farm Law which was adopted at the July 21, 2016 Town Board Meeting.

21. Scenic Views: Click here for "Protecting Ancram's Scenic Views", which outlines the common sense guidelines developed by the Zoning Revisions Committee for new construction in Ancram to protect our scenic rural character - especially our ridgelines, steep slopes, and distant views.

22. School Districts: Click here for the Taconic Hills and Pine Plains Central School Districts.

24. School Taxes: Click here for access to your school tax bill.

23. Solar Permit - Click here for the NYS Unified Solar Permit Application, and click here for Understanding Solar PV Permitting and Inspecting in NY State.

24. Subdivision Regulations - Click here for the Town of Ancram Subdivision Regulations that were adopted at the February 19, 2015 Town Board meeting:
1. Memo of transmittal to the Town Board
2. Updated Subdivision Regulations
3. Subdivision Design and Construction Standards

25. Town of Ancram Audit: Click here for the 2014 Town of Ancram Independent Audit.

26. Town Hall Directory: Click here Town Hall hours, phone numbers and email addresses for town departments and officials.

27. Unsafe Building Law: Click here for the final version of the proposed Unsafe Building Law that was adopted at the April 16, 2015 Town Board meeting.

28. Zoning: Click here for the Zoning Law adopted on November 20, 2014 - Final Zoning Law

29. Zoning Map: Click here for the current Ancram Zoning Map.

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The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. read more →

Town Hall

Construction began on new Ancram Town Hall in 2002, on land donated to the town by Doris and Hal Faber. read more →

Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is the road map that guides a town's decisions related to future growth and development. It is also a process that lets the current residents of Ancram define what they want the future of Ancram to look like, and how they want the Town to develop. read more →